Women 4 Change grant opportunity

Women 4 Change invites applications from registered charities (or non-profits with a charitable partner) for grants to support initiatives addressing the pandemic related challenges faced by women and girls in Hamilton. Click here for more information.

New staff announcement!

We’re happy to announce our new Vice-President, Grants & Community Initiatives, Rudi Wallace. Read more here.

Legacy – Fall 2020 issue

Our latest newsletter includes updates on HCF’s pandemic response, an investment readiness program for social enterprises, a donor who finds meaning in the arts and WillPower – raising awareness of the potential to creating positive change through your will.   Read more here and click the button above to subscribe.

Emergency Community Support Fund Round 2

Hamilton Community Foundation is administering the second round of the Emergency Community Support Fund in partnership with the United Way Hamilton Halton. Read more and apply here. Please look here for one-pagers about the fund in French (specifically helpful for OLM communities), Bengali, Tamil, Hindi, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Tagalog, Farsi, Punjabi and Urdu. Check back for additional translations.

Investment Readiness Program funding available

The second round of the Investment Readiness Program is now open. “IRP” helps fund  social purpose organizations to get ready to access social financing. The deadline for this round is October 9, 2020. Read more here.


IRP first round results

The first round of the Investment Readiness Program is now complete. Read more and view the list of local recipient organizations here.

Join the HCF team!

Are you passionate about driving positive change in Hamilton? We’re hiring for a senior management position — Vice-President, Grants and Community Initiatives. View the position profile here. Deadline to apply is September 11, 2020.

ABACUS open call for proposals for 2020-21

There is no ABACUS open call for proposals for the 2020-21 year. Any future granting opportunities through ABACUS will be posted on our website as they are made available. Other granting opportunities are still available through Hamilton Community Foundation. Visit our grants page for more details.

2019-20 annual report

Read highlights of the last year here.